The design of these magnets must meet several requirements:
? A maximum field of 1.6 T at the center of the aperture.
? A radius of curvature of 12.5 m for the particle trajectory.
? A wide aperture in both the horizontal and vertical axes (± 190 mm x ± 70 mm).
? A uniform magnetic field integral of ± 3x10-4 throughout the useful area.
These dipoles are called "superferric" as the steel yoke that traditionally ensures flux closure controls their magnetic field quality directly. The coils are made from NbTi wire welded into a copper channel, providing greater stability and protection in the event of an abrupt transition from a superconducting to a resistive state. The cold mass, cooled to 4.2 K, is composed of two trapezoidal coils inserted into a steel enclosure, which serves both as a mechanical structure to absorb magnetic stresses and as a liquid helium tank. The entire system is surrounded by an 80 K helium-gas-cooled copper shield which is inserted into a stainless steel cryostat. Over the last two years, the department has produced a full design based on the results obtained on an initial prototype designed, manufactured and tested as part of a Chinese contribution to the FAIR project. SACM has also prepared technical specifications for FAIR's call for tenders planned for 2017. Finally, it is responsible for designing 24 vacuum chambers that will be produced in Novosibirsk as part of the Russian contribution to the FAIR project, for use in the ultimate installation on the Darmstadt site. Installation of the final magnet within the FAIR complex is planned for 2021.